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International Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

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"Creative thinking: Entrepreneurs and innovators" - Professor Jay Mitra

About the Centre

The International Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ICER) is a well-established research centre at Essex Business School (EBS), University of Essex, one of the leading research institutions in the UK. It focuses on research and knowledge exchange activities in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, an important part of the University's research, teaching and knowledge transfer portfolio. The Centre's main aim is to provide a forum for excellence in entrepreneurship research and dissemination concentrating on varied aspects of new venture creation, entrepreneurial business growth, internationalisation, marketing, social enterprise and the impact of entrepreneurship on regional and local economic development.

The Centre builds on the research portfolio of all academic staff of the Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy (MEGS) of Essex Business School (EBS), and supports the work of research students and a group of international associates. CER has already established working links with similar centres in the UK, US, China, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania and Poland. It houses the well-established International Entrepreneurship Forum and has close working links with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED) Programme.  Strong international, organisational and industry links (in the UK, China and India) have contributed to the development of new areas of activity on China's business links, and technology-based entrepreneurship. The Centre is supported by a group of Senior Enterprise Fellows made up of acclaimed researchers, industry practitioners and policy makers from leading institutions and organisations around the world.

Research interests

CER's research interests have been organised along two platforms:

1) a broad generic platform covering business management issues, and

2) a specific, focused Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (CER) which supports research into entrepreneurship and innovation.

The generic platform is loosely organised to account for individual research interests including:

  • Entrepreneurial management;
  • Marketing; International business;
  • Organisational behaviour;
  • Human resources; and
  • Economic regeneration.

CER provides a focus on various aspects of new venture creation, innovative growth, and the impact of entrepreneurship on regional economic development. For a list of the research projects that CER is involved in, please click here.

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